After first readings tomorrow, bill to cancel ‘reasonableness’ yardstick to go to committee on Tuesday

The Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee announces that on Tuesday, it will begin deliberations on a bill to curtail judicial review of government policies by depriving the Supreme Court of its “reasonableness” yardstick.

The bill, which has reignited the protest movement against the government’s push to overhaul the judiciary, is expected to come up for — and pass — its first readings tomorrow afternoon.

The Constitution committee is headed by Religious Zionism’s Simcha Rothman, a far-right lawmaker considered one of the architects of the overhaul. Hearings earlier this year on other aspects of the overhaul in his committee often devolved into chaotic shouting matches.

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